December 27 – National Fruitcake Day

December 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Fruitcake Day

Five Food Finds about Fruitcake

  • The Egyptians thought so much of these cakes that they put them in tombs. They thought that fruitcakes would survive the long journey to the afterlife.
  • Even Crusaders knew that fruitcakes could withstand a long journey. Not only did these cakes withstand long journeys, but they were also full of nutritious items like dried fruit and nuts.
  • Fruitcakes were the wedding cake of choice in England.  Single female wedding guests would take a piece home and place it under their pillow in hopes of dreaming of the man they would marry.
  • Fruitcake is perfectly edible as long as there is no mold on it.
  • If your fruitcake dries out, soak it in alcohol or some other liquid and it will become as edible as it ever was.

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Today’s Food History

1741 Jean Etienne Bore was born. The inventor of the sugar granulating…

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